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Rejection to stylish burkini, using regular Islamic garment for swimming and prayers

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa, Allow the Burkini
in response to reader comment: The name "burkini" is uninviting

Submitted by A very concerned reader, Feb 22, 2021 at 13:24

Dear Dr Pipes and Prashant,

You wrote:

"Further, everytime I have seen a picture of a burkini, it is either gray or black. Can't they make this product in some nicer colors: red, white, yellow, pink, aqua whatever. Or it is their purpose to make the women wereing it more unattractive?

My reply to this is, of course! That's exactly the idea! The uglier, the better. The saddest the garment, the better. You'll not see burkinis in nicer and brighter colours because the purpose of this piece of clothing is, as all Muslimahs clothing, to make them invisible to society's eye and, especially, men's eye.

While I agree that women have their right to dress modestly, the burkinis and other Islamic garment used by Muslimahs on the beach are excessive and even dangerous as Dhimmi no more stated on here as well. Their excesive too because of the message they're trying to scream aloud when wearing it.

Australian coastal beaches are completed crowded with Muslim families and women wear these attires even at 40┬░ and unbearable humidity. If I compared the burkini with the neoprene suits worn by the surfers, believe me that they have nothing to do, because surfers are much more stylish. Even if you opt to the hooded ones:

https://images.app.goo.gl/gP4cr7Q5WAry8scW9

And although they sell more colourful and attractive options specifically for Muslimahs:

https://images.app.goo.gl/sb6begdXWJdwRwoH7

The truth is that what you see for real is this:

https://images.app.goo.gl/oXp4zxKPJhwFwuoP8

The number of women wearing the real burkini designed for swimming is not even equal to half of the ones wearing the normal Islamic attire. Niqabis are very often worn at the beach shore and some enter into the water with it. I fail to see the common sense of this and of anyone can't see the risk.

The picture of a Happy Sunday morning at the beach turns into a very Middle East stamp where they smoke shisha and pray at the mandatory times in front of all infidels to see.

Dr Pipes, if this is not provocation, I don't know what it is. They even choose their normal fabric clothing even to enter into the water when brands such as Speedo and Billabong have created more attractive clothing. Why is this happening?

Why is this happening while no one says a thing?

Submitting....

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